Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ
Though somewhat out of the way, a trip nearly to Lake Worth for pecan-smoked goodness proves again to be justified. The creaky old building with its decrepit but cool beer sign provides the ideal atmosphere for settling into platters of pure Texas barbecue. We choose the three-meat platter for two of us to share, and there’s always plenty left over to take home for sandwiches. This time, we note how juicy the brisket is, as well as how vibrant the spicy rub on the meaty pork ribs remains after all that smoking. Pulled pork, roughly chopped, retains adequate moisture, but we cannot resist topping it with coleslaw, sliced of pickled jalapeño, and a drizzle of sweet-tart barbecue sauce. High marks go also to the knobby mashed red potato salad and to stellar banana pudding, the latter enriched with Mexican crema. A pint of Rahr & Son Brewing’s Ugly Pug stout makes a perfect accompaniment to all, from start to finish.